2021-2022 TRAINING


Here you will find a diverse mix of educational and cultivation offerings designed to equip HAND members with the technical tools and resources needed to bring thriving communities to fruition.

Be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date information on all trainings!

If you’re curious what kind of events are in store, check out last year’s training schedule.
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The Guarded Gate:
Remembering Breonna & the Role of Race, Gender
and Real Estate in Creating More Equitable Communities

Date: September 23 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Nearly a year and a half after the murder of Breonna Taylor, so much in our world has changed, and yet much has remained the same. As we continue to reckon with race in our country, and navigate a just and equitable recovery from the pandemic, we must also consider the role of real estate and community development. CREW DC, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) and are pleased to present The Guarded Gate: Remembering Breonna & the Role of Race, Gender and Real Estate in Creating More Equitable Communities. This session is designed to inspire, empower and challenge all of us who are engaged in the movement to create safe, equitable, and inclusive environments. The opening presentation will ground our discussion with a history of gatekeeping and how it has impacted Black women and families. A dynamic panel discussion will follow, featuring industry leaders representing real estate development, property management, financial intermediaries and community engagement. Join us as we examine the systems and policies that got us here, and consider how each of us can work to dismantle inequities from where we sit.

Industry Practitioners

Crystal Lynese Walker
Founder & Principal Consultant 
Crystal Clear Consulting
(Keynote Speaker)

Kia Weatherspoon
Founder & President 
Determined by Design

Donovan Duncan
Executive Vice President
Urban Strategies, Inc.
Tiffany Durr
Senior Director
Strategic Investments 
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Stacy Spann
President and CEO

Stephanie Williams
Bozzuto Management Company

Registration fees: This event has a complimentary discount code for HAND members: HAND2021; Non-Member Fee: $25. 


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An Introduction to RAD for PRAC:
Converting 202s into Section 8 

Date: September 28 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Calling all property owners and developers! HAND is pleased to host An Introduction to RAD for PRAC: Converting 202s into Section 8. This informative session will provide insight into the RAD conversion of affordable housing for the elderly supported by eligible Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACs) to either Project-based vouchers (PBVs) or Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA). Learn how the option to convert PRACs under RAD provides an opportunity to recapitalize aging Section 202 PRAC properties while protecting residents, maintaining non-profit control, and extending the affordability period. This session will also feature lessons learned from recently closed RAD for PRAC transactions.

Industry Practitioners

Daniel Ehrenberg
Klein Hornig LLP 
Paige Gentry
Senior Associate 
Klein Hornig LLP 

Lee Goldstein
Director, National
Housing Development
Volunteers of America

Vicki Longosz
Senior Associate 
HUD’s Office of General Counsel

Eric Walker
Vice President
of Affordable Housing 
National Church Residences


Registration fees: Free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $75.


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Member Game Night

Date: September 28 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Who’s in? Join HAND for a Member Game Night on September 28, 2021! This will be an informal space for us to mix and mingle with colleagues and play a few rounds of our Trivia Challenge! So grab four of your colleagues and register your office’s team today. Want to register without your office-mates? Lock in your space and we’ll make sure you’re assigned to a team. You won’t want to miss this special evening of networking and games! PLUS the winning team will take home a prize!

Guarantee a Seamless Experience
  • Here are some guidelines for how to be a good team captain!
  • Joining from a laptop or desktop computer to have the best user experience!
  • TriviaHub’s quiz system works is most compatible with Google Chrome. Please do not use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.
  • Don’t have Zoom? Zoom Download here and see how to join zoom for the first time here.
  • Please do not use any VPN, proxy, or citrix. These can interfere with zoom capabilities, as well as access to our quiz system. We recommend joining from a personal computer or device.

Registration fees: This is a free members-only event.

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Decarbonizing Affordable Housing:
Challenges and Opportunities

Date: September 29 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

State and local governments in the DMV have set ambitious goals to eliminate carbon emissions in the next several decades.  Achieving these goals will require decarbonizing existing buildings by eliminating fossil fuel use. Join us on September 29 for Decarbonizing Affordable Housing: Challenges and Opportunities.

Decarbonizing the affordable housing stock must be done in a way that considers the challenges uniquely experienced by affordable housing building owners. Failure to address these challenges will limit building decarbonization to better-resourced buildings, increase the costs of operating affordable housing, and deny the health benefits of building decarbonization to low-income communities.

This informative program will provide an overview of the benefits of building decarbonization, identify the resources, support, and targeted investment that affordable housing owners will need to decarbonize their buildings and explore opportunities to align energy and housing policies in support of decarbonizing affordable housing. 

Industry Practitioners

Michael Hindle
Owner & Principal
Passive to Positive
Jared Lang
Senior Project Manager
Wesley Housing
Todd Nedwick
Senior Director of Sustainability Policy
National Housing Trust
David Smedick
Senior Campaign Representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign
Sierra Club

More speakers to be announced! 

Registration fees: Free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $75.




Quarterly Member Power Hour 

Date: October 8 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Are you a new HAND member who wants to learn how to maximize your membership? Or maybe a longtime member who needs a refresher on membership benefits? If you answered “yes,” to either of those questions, we’re here to help! Join us for our next Quarterly Member Power Hour, where you can learn all about HAND’s offerings, the best way for you and your team to plug in, and connect with other members. All members are welcome! If you have any questions you’d like for us to cover specifically, please email them to Courtney Battle at cbattle@handhousing.org. We look forward to you joining us!

Registration fees: This event is free.

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